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Estimating Visa Availability Per EB-5 Category

Are we playing musical chairs again? Houston EB5 would like to share valuable EB-5 Visa availability information from the US Department of State (DOS). The data was recently provided to IIUSA, the premiere industry association of Regional Centers, by Dr. Michael Hanley, a Data Scientist from the DOS Immigrant Visa Control and Reporting Division. In […]

Navigating EB-5 Processing Times in 2023: What to Expect

When selecting a visa pathway, understanding the timeline for approval can be a pivotal factor. The landscape of  EB-5 processing time in 2023  has shifted significantly in recent years, impacting both investors and immigration attorneys. We’ll explore the new processing times and how the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act (RIA) has introduced priority processing for rural projects. […]

USCIS getting to EB-5 Rural I-526E Petitions Approvals in 4 Months

The EB-5 program has seen significant progress with numerous I-526E petitions for rural projects gaining approval in just six months. Some projects have even achieved this milestone in as little as 4.5 months. Houston EB5 is your source for updated information on expedited processing times and industry news. We invite you to learn more about […]

The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022


The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 is well-received news for people interested in immigrating to the United States. The Act makes changes that benefit people who apply for EB-5 green cards. Here are some of the more significant changes the Act made to the EB-5 program. Reduced Uncertainty for EB-5 Visas The EB-5 […]

Priority Processing: What to Expect

If you’re interested in obtaining an EB5 visa, you may want to know what priority processing looks like. You also will likely have basic questions regarding how much the investment amount is and what you need to do to be approved. Here are some guidelines on what you can expect regarding the EB5 visa and […]

The Most Common Trends of Direct EB-5 Investors

In the current landscape of Direct EB-5 investments, there are three types preferred by foreign investors who are looking to immigrate to the United States. Bernard Rojano, Immigrant Investment Expert and Founder and Principal Consultant at Xecute EB-5 Business Plan Solutions, categorizes these common trends by providing a breakdown of what Direct EB-5 investors are […]

Dealing with an EB-5 Petition Denial

The United States EB 5 Visa, employment-based fifth preference category or EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program was created by the Immigration Act of 1990. The program offers many benefits, which made the program very popular among affluent aspiring immigrants. One benefit of the program is that it doesn’t require any particular education level or occupation. […]

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program extended to November 21, 2019

The EB-5 Program was set to expire on September 30, 2019.  It has now been extended to November 21, 2019. On September 28, a Continuing Resolution was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President to extend the EB-5 Program to November 21, 2019.    This extension coincides with the effective date of the […]

New EB 5 Modernization Rule Significantly Changes the Immigration Investment Program

EB5 visa, the fastest and best path to get a green card underwent yet another update. For close to a decade, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made several attempts to reform the popular EB5 Investor Visa, with little progress. However, on 26th July 2019, the USCIS published New Rules for the modernization of […]